Friday, May 20, 2011


As a top graduate or early career professional,how do you meet companies which match your ambitions?
Careers International arranges face-to-face meetings with the type of employer your talents deserve.

Careers International is Europe's leading international recruitment event company and was set up as Careers in Europe in 2004 by St├ęphane Wajskop, who previously founded the global recruitment specialists, EMDS Group.
Careers International has a uniquely international focus with services specifically designed for international recruitment.
The ultimate aim is to link high potential candidates with equally high-quality global companies.
This is done by attracting and carefully pre-selecting candidates, before inviting them to the Career Events, Dedicated Events or Online Events.

Check here for open vacancies.

Company vs. Agency. What is it all about?

Very large companies have the luxury of being flexible... that means that they can ‘send people home’ whenever is needed. But that is a luxury since it requires a lot of money to achieve and maintain.
The way to achieve this is by hiring flex employees who are employed by external agencies. Usually the company has to pay a bit more for a flex employee compared to a company employee.
In the Netherlands there is difference between these agencies and that has to do mainly with the kind of the employer (high-skilled or low-skilled).
The two main kinds for these agencies are “uitzendbureau” and “detacheringsbureau”.
Similar agency types exist in the rest of Europe.

“Uitzendbureau” is the agency which acts as a recruiter and middle contact for a number of companies and it usually has to do with jobs which require low skilled employees. Their main associated companies have to do with production, manufacturing or other tasks which require handwork. The company pays an amount for the worked hours of the employee of which the “uitzendbureau” will keep a small portion (usually the deduction is applied on a worked hour).
The problem with this kind of agency is the uncertainty for the employer as if the company does need the employee any longer, then the employee stays at home doing and getting nothing (unless the agency finds him another job, which is usually the case).

“Detacheringsbureau” is the agency which targets high skilled employees and the companies it is working with are closer to research and development. These agencies are hiring engineers, managers or other people with Bachelors, MCs or PHDs for long term employment. The working principle for them is that, in a way, will ‘rent’ the services of their employee to a company for a certain time. The ‘rental’ time could be project driven or based on the company’s needs. The employee is getting paid by the agency and not by the company. Once assigned to a company for an assignment he is reporting to the company for work related issues and to the agency for personal/human resources related issues.
The difference with the “uitzendbureau” is that once the employee is finished from an assignment and the agency does not have another assignment for him at the next day, he is still getting paid! Of course, he will have to look for possible positions for him at the job market and attend to interviews arranged by his agency.
Depending on the agency’s profile, the employee gets to choose the assignment he wants to work on (if there are enough options) based on what he wants and what he is able to do, while the agency usually offers training packages based on the career path the employee wants to follow.

There are also mixtures of the agencies mentioned above and there are even “detacheringsbureau” agencies which can provide engineering or consultancy services.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Undutchables Recruitment Agency is the pioneer in recruitment of international business sector personnel in the Netherlands.

Since 1996 Undutchables has facilitated countless numbers of skilled and experienced native-speakers of languages other than Dutch in finding professional jobs, on all levels, within internationally operating companies. is a student initiative that has set itself the goal of enabling students during their studies insights into future career and establish contacts between students and companies. 

To achieve this goal, organizes various events.

Among other things, is the largest provider of recruitment fairs in Germany.

Very useful for young graduates from German universities!

FEI Career Event 7th & 21st May, 2011

FEI is a world leader in electron microscopy technologies, making first class instruments that unlock opportunities - built for nanoscale applications globally and across many industries: industrial and academic materials research, life sciences, semiconductors, data storage, natural resources and more. We are at the vanguard of research into the manipulation of matter at the atomic and molecular levels.

FEI High Tech Career Event
FEI is organising two High Tech Career Events on 7th and 21st May at FEI's European Nanoport in Eindhoven, the very heart of our invention. By attending, you will get a chance to see what our technology can do, and talk to the experts and specialists challenging the frontiers of technology today.

Career Events (7th & 21st May)
Time: 11.00 - 14.00
  • FEI welcome & Introduction

  • Company Tour

  • Lunch: Info Market & Networking (Meet the Experts at FEI)

  • Speed-dating Sessions

  • Closure

Then upload your CV via the link below or send it to:
FEI  will review your CV and check whether you could fit any of our job requirements. If so, FEI will invite you for one of the Career Events.
FEI has vacancies available in manufacturing, product engineering, research and development (R&D), supply chain and logistics.
FEI is looking for enthusiastic, dynamic and dedicated team players with a background in mechanics, electronics, software, system engineering and physics - with or without work experience.

Zoom in to a new career. Zoom in to FEI.
For more information about our vacancies, please go to our career site:

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Searching for a job via EURES

The main objectives of EURES are:

  • to inform, guide and provide advice to potentially mobile workers on job opportunities as well as living and working conditions in the European Economic Area; 
  • to assist employers wishing to recruit workers from other countries;and
  • to provide advice and guidance to workers and employers in cross-border regions.

EURES is much more than the Job Mobility Portal. EURES has a human network of more than 850 EURES Advisers that are in daily contact with jobseeker and employers across Europe.

In European cross-border regions, EURES has an important role to play in providing information about and helping to solve all sorts of problems related to cross-border commuting that workers and employers may experience.

Set up in 1993, EURES is a co-operation network between the European Commission and the Public Employment Services of the EEA Member States (The EU countries plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein) and other partner organisations. Switzerland also takes part in EURES co-operation. The joint resources of the EURES member and partner organisations provide a solid basis for the EURES network to offer high quality services for both workers and employers.

6 Steps to Starting a Professional Career Abroad

Moving from student life to professional life abroad can be daunting. Moreover, applying for a job is often a challenging and time-consuming adventure! In order to make the transition smoother, 6 steps are listed below with useful ’hints & tips’ that you may want to consider before moving to another country. Please click on each item and consult the relevant page.

Hints & tips ...
For further information and opportunities to help you manage the transition from student life to professional life abroad, please consult other websites by clicking on "Information and jobs for graduates" in "Related Links".

Last but not least: more than 800 EURES advisers are ready to advise and assist you on all matters related to the European job market. Start by contacting a EURES Adviser in your country of residence. You can find contact details of EURES Advisers by clicking on "Contact a EURES Adviser".

Source EURES

Working and Living in EU

This is a very useful site for finding information concerning Working and Living in EU.

Moving across Europe for work... Do I need a work permit?

Unfortunately, not all EU citizens have the same labor rights when working in another EU country. Citizens of new member states of European Union do not have the same labor rights as citizens from older member states. In order to check which rules apply in your case you can use this website
Select the country you want to work at and then the country you are from.
The website will give you the information you need in order to prepare your paperwork

Setting the Monster to search a job for you! is a very powerful, well known job search engine and widely used in Europe and US. The activity of monster can be seen here.
Any candidate can make a profile, look for a job on the posted vacancies and apply for FREE while the employers or recruiters have to pay a fee in order to access a candidate’s CV.
When visiting the site for the first time, the candidate is able to choose from a number of monster sites around the globe, but I would suggest using the standard one at

Before starting make sure you have finished your CV and that you have it in a format in which you can easily copy-paste text, so you don’t have to type it again.
Tip: if you CV is written in MSWord, copy the whole document (Ctrl-A & Ctrl-C) and paste it (Ctrl-V) at new Notepad document. Then use the text from Notepad.

Do not get disappointed by the amount of time you might need for completing your profile. It might take up to a hour, but believe me it worth’s it.
Once you’re done with filling in all information, upload your CV in MSWord format.

Tip: Make sure that your document can be accessed by MSWord of PDF reader. A less used document format, like OpenOffice document, will require extra effort from the one who wants to read it and as people are usually lazy, they won’t put this extra effort...

Select the countries you want your CV to be visible and indicate whether you need a working permit for the indicated countries (for the 15 EU countries, EU15 citizen’s do not need a working permit). Also indicate that the CV should be visible to all (Public).

Benefits of using
  • Once you have a completed profile, you can just sit back and wait until someone contacts you for extra information or for an interview
  • You can set up and configure to 5 agents (automated searches) to report to you daily, weekly, biweekly and so on, via email
  • You can Create (or upload), store and edit up to 10 resumes/CVs and 5 cover letters
  • You can see how many people have accessed your CV so far (when the visibility is set to Private and then back to Public or when a new CV is uploaded, the counter resets)
  • You can search based on Location (continent, country, state, county, city, postcode, etc.) occupations (up to 20), type of employment (full time, part time, temporary, work from home, etc.), keywords, industries (up to 20)
  • It offers free monthly newsletters, tutorials, a site demo, a help center and much more